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Jose Justo Aguilera de La Cruz, General of the Ten Years’ War

Jose Justo Aguilera de La Cruz was born in Holguín in 1802, son of Miguel Aguilera and Juana de la Cruz González. In 1824 he married with Isabel María de la Cruz Serrano who was born in 1807. Graduate Jose Justo Aguilera de La Cruz, it carried out the position of Ordinary Alcalde of Holguin from 1841 until 1845, he was Syndic Attorney General in 1846 and Regular Interim Adviser of Government's Trend in Holguin, in 1852.

When exploding the war in 1868, Jose Justo Aguilera de La Cruz abandoned goods and dignities and was named President of the Revolutionary Committee.

Jose Justo Aguilera de La Cruz had two children: Miguel José Delfin Aguilera de la Cruz (1826) and José Antonio Justo Aguilera de la Cruz (1829).

Jose Justo Aguilera de La Cruz was made prisoner in "Los Alfonsos" of the Municipality of Puerto Padre, where it is said that he could be captured because when being surrounded he was without his boots taking the time to put on it, with all the dignity of a General.

Jose Justo Aguilera de La Cruz was taken to the town of "Auras" where he was shot in April 4 of 1869 with 67 year old, next to his siblings Luis and José Antonio; in the place where he fell it’s erected a monolith in his honor.

In Holguin was named the Aguilera Street (previously Numancia and then Calvario) that runs from the east to the west of Holguin City, like memory to his sacrifice.